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CJ Steinway

Piano from Philadelphia, PA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$250 - $900 per event
I'm an old-school, two-fisted piano player with a strong tenor voice for all styles of popular music. Life-of-the-party or background music; swingin' standards like Harry Connick, Jr. or rock and soul Piano Man-style like Elton, Billy, Ray, Jerry Lee, Dr. John and Fats Domino. I want to get the whole room swingin', dancin' and singin' along and I'm always happy to hand off the mic to a guest singer... after all, IT'S YOUR PARTY!

I've played piano bars, restaurants, wedding receptions and cocktail hours, corporate events, casino lounges and private parties from the Pocono Mountains to the Jersey Shore, and from Maryland to Connecticut for more than 20 years. I know how to "read the room" and play appropriately for whatever the moment calls for, which is SOMETHING YOU CAN ONLY DO WHEN PLAYING COMPLETELY LIVE... WITHOUT PROGRAMMED OR RECORDED BACKGROUND TRACKS! Like I said, "I'm old-school".

I play songs you know by heart in a style that is accessible and danceable, and maybe just different enough from the recordings we all love to be interesting and fun. I love to mix a great swingin' standard with rock, soul, and blues... and I can also make a rock 'n' roll classic swing. Check out my videos and you'll hear what I mean. I also like to take a new song from an unexpected place and fit it into my style. As long as I can make it rock or swing, I'll give it a shot.

For a bigger sound, let me call upon some of my swingin' sidemen and vocalists to turn up the heat! For a little bigger show with a sweet and elegant touch, I work with several excellent female vocalists, including the lovely Ashley G. who can croon the standards of the 1920's through Today with me. Want even more?... How about an upright bass and/or drums?... Maybe a sax or trumpet or jazz guitar! You get the idea. Just tell me what you want for your event and I can put together the right combo for any occasion.

I pride myself on professionalism and I am always punctual and courteous. You could hire anyone, so I want to earn your future business and your enthusiastic referral to everyone you know! I never lose sight of the fact that your affair is special for you and your guests, perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime event, so I ALWAYS BRING MY "A" GAME! I love to play and I show it with every song!

Professional Testimonial from Ashley G., 9/10/13
"I've had the opportunity to work with CJ Steinway on many occasions. He is a consummate professional with impeccable piano and vocal skills, a dapper style, and an unmatched ability to get the crowd swinging along! In my career as a professional vocalist, CJ is one of my favorite musicians with whom to work. He is always punctual, receptive to requests, and when I'm sorting through the sea of hired musicians to choose from in the area, his talent and energetic love of music stands out above the rest!"
~Ashley, Philadelphia, PA


Education and Experience:

Moravian College, 1987-'91
Bachelor of Music degree with a concentration in Jazz Studies

Professional Pianist/Keyboardist and Vocalist - soloist and with bands. 1989 - Present

Private Instructor of Piano and Voice. 1997 - Present

Director of Instrumental Music. 1993-'94
Germantown Academy, Ft. Washington, PA
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests

Holiday Party

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CJ was an amazing talent and entertainer. He helped to make our Holiday Party a successful event. CJ was a true professional in every way. He played all the holiday favorites in a lively and engaging way, and eagerly accompanied a few of our guests in song and encouraged us to sing-along. As the evening closed and our guests began to depart, he ended with a few caberet songs by Billy Joel, as we sat around the piano enjoying the pleasant mood he created for us and our guests. We highly recommend CJ Steinway and will definitely use him again!

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Celebration

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Absolutely amazing at our Celebration in New Jersey! CJ was flexible, quick to respond to emails, willing to come to the NJ Shore, and is just a genuinely easy person to work with. CJ is extraordinarily talented. His voice, his talent on the ivories shined the entire time. Guests have been raving about him since the party, and quite a few of them left with his card in their pockets. CJ was a pleasure to deal with, when we asked him to stay a few more hours, he continued to shine. I felt that we received a great amount of personal attention from him in setting up the event and he certainly delivered. We would highly recommend CJ for any celebration or event.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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CJ recently played for my 50th birthday party and he was awesome! He was hired to play from 8-10pm but fortunately showed up at 6pm. The sound system I had set up for cocktails and dinner wasn't working, and CJ stepped right in and, and without being asked, started to play some recorded music over his own system. He saved the night. I am a professional musician and I am pretty picky about other musicians. CJ has a great style, with a warm, mellow sound, similar to Harry Connick Jr. He was gracious and professional. Tons of complements from my guests, many of whom are musicians. You will not be disappointed.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2016
Aug
7
Wedding
Philadelphia, PA
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
2017
Mar
11
Wedding Reception
Philadelphia, PA
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2016
Jul
16
Anniversary Party
Somers Point, NJ
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
May
7
Wedding
Haverford, PA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2015
Dec
26
Bowman's Tavern
New Hope, PA
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2015
Dec
22
Historic Hotel Bethlehem
Bethlehem, PA
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2015
Dec
19
Private Party
Gilbertsville, PA
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2015
Dec
11
Private Party
Ambler, PA
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
CJ & Ashley: Two Singers ~ One Piano ~ None Too Serious
Starting at $400
The Gershwins, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, etc.
Standards by
Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Nat "King" Cole, etc.
Standards by
Sinatra & the Rat Pack
Standards from
Great Broadway Shows
Standards from
The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, etc.
Pop Hit Songs by
Billy Joel, Elton John, Ray Charles, Bruce Springsteen, etc.
Pop Hit Songs by
Lady GaGa, Robin Thicke, Katy Perry, Duran Duran... even a little Old School Rap!
Modern Hits Re-Imagined by
Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Fats Domino
Rock 'n' Roll Classics by
Great for Sing-Along Parties!
Holiday Favorites
Piano
Jazz Piano
Rock Piano
Oldies Piano
Broadway Piano
Singing Pianist
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Celebrations
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Please note CJ Steinway will also travel to Langhorne, Trevose, Bensalem, Bryn Athyn, Feasterville Trevose, Huntingdon Valley, Beverly, Croydon, Holland, Abington, Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Levittown, Riverside, Riverton, Bristol, Elkins Park, Hatboro, Palmyra, Richboro, Warminster, Willow Grove, Wyncote, Burlington, Glenside, Willingboro, Dresher, Fairless Hills, Horsham, Moorestown.
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